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Suggestions for very tallk blank wall

Posted by jdkt18 (My Page) on
Mon, May 1, 06 at 13:54

Hi! We're increasing the garden area, AGAIN! LOL! Anyway It's along the side of my garage. Very tall, very blank wall. The garden is only 7 feet wide so what do you all suggest I plant to give me height but not width.

Thanx Joan


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RE: Suggestions for very tallk blank wall

What is your planting zone? That can make a big difference as to which plant/s would be suitable.

Climbing vines interspersed with some columnar evergreens? Put some curve/s into the front edge of the bed for visual interest. 7' wide is enough space to have a bird bath and/or feeders; or a small arbor (maybe with a grape vine growing over the top?) with a comfortable seat and a few pretty pavers to keep your shoes clean even when all else is muddy. Clematis suitable for many zones, comes in a good choice of colors and heights, different varieties bloom at different times of the season, and it is comparatively trouble free - but be sure to label *securely* as to which pruning group each plant requires (says one who lost several labels and now has no idea which red clematis prefers fall pruning and which prefers a severe winter clip).


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RE: Suggestions for very tallk blank wall

I have to suggest the moonflower vine. When I grew it on a trellis at the front of my house it went crazy. The vines went up the twine I hung the trellis with and then started up the roof. The blooms are huge too on the moonflower. I suggest any vine from the morning glory family


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